April 11, 2019, 12:29 amThon MakerF, Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker started for Blake Griffin (knee soreness) in Wednesday's season finale vs. the Knicks but did not do much in his 21 minutes on the floor, mustering just two points on 0-of-3 shooting with four rebounds and one assist.
There was a glimmer of hope for Maker's upside when he was traded to the Pistons from the Bucks but at the end of the day, playing behind the likes of Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin and competing for backup minutes with a seasoned Zaza Pachulia ended up limiting Maker's opportunities to make a leap. You have to remember that he's only 21 years old and his 330/305 8/9-cat per-game value can be considered his floor. He still has a long way to go before he's fantasy-relevant but his intriguing multi-cat stat set will keep him as a cult favorite.